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Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal (born January 3, 1950) is an American actress, best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing on the CBS nighttime drama Dallas from 1978 to 1987. Victoria Principal was born in Fukuoka, Japan, the eldest daughter of a United States Air Force sergeant. Her paternal grandparents were immigrants from Italy; her mother was born in Georgia and was of English descent. Since her father was a career sergeant in the Air Force, they moved often and she grew up in London, Puerto Rico, Florida, Massachusetts, and Georgia, among other places. She attended 17 different schools, including studying at the Royal Academy of Ballet while her family was stationed in England. Principal acted in her first commercial when five, and enjoyed a successful career in commercials. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at Miami-Dade Community College, intending to study medicine. Months before completing her first year of studies, she was seriously injured in a car crash while driving home from the library. The other driver was convicted of drunk driving and served jail time. Principal spent months in recovery and was faced with the prospect of having to take her first year of studies over again. After a period of serious introspection, she drastically changed her life by moving to New York to pursue her acting career, and shortly thereafter to Europe. While living in London, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and then in 1971, she moved to Los Angeles.

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Victoria Principal Gets Legal Apology From Maid

Victoria Principal Gets Legal Apology From Maid

Victoria Principal has settled a lawsuit with her former maid -- a suit alleging V.P. was a gun-wielding boss -- but there's no doubt Victoria came out on top.The maid, Maribel Banegas, issued a… READ MORE >

911 Calls -- Real Life 'Dallas' for  Pamela Ewing

911 Calls -- Real Life 'Dallas' for Pamela Ewing

Depending on whose 911 call you believe, either Victoria Principal or her maid is an outlaw.Victoria claims the maid is trying to rob her. The hysterical maid says Vickie P. was trying to shoot… READ MORE >

- 1802 days ago
Victoria Principal -- My Maid From Hell

Victoria Principal -- My Maid From Hell

Victoria Principal has just filed a lawsuit, admitting she did pull a gun on her former maid, but only after the maid threatened her, injured her dog and went on a wild tear.The maid, Maribel… READ MORE >

- 1810 days ago
'Dallas' Star Sued Over Dog, Poop, Gun

'Dallas' Star Sued Over Dog, Poop, Gun

Victoria Principal apparently has taken her role on "Dallas" a little too seriously -- she's been sued for allegedly pulling a gun on a maid.The woman who played Pamela Ewing is being sued by… READ MORE >

- 1811 days ago
Victoria Principal: Good Genes or Good Docs?

Victoria Principal
Good Genes or Good Docs?

In the '80s, Victoria Principal could do no wrong as good girl Pam Ewing on "Dallas" -- and today she's still all right.Here's the 34-year-old back in 1984 (left) -- and 25 years later, the… READ MORE >

- 1819 days ago
'Dallas' Star Divorces Famous Plastic Surgeon

'Dallas' Star Divorces Famous Plastic Surgeon

Former 'Dallas' star and current skin care queen Victoria Principal has split from her husband of nearly 21 years, famed Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Harry Glassman. TMZ has obtained papers… READ MORE >

- 2886 days ago

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